10.30.Nationals win 1st World Series title
Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title
Oct. 31, 2019
HOUSTON—Almost out of contention in May, champs in October.
Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey — fittingly with one last late rally on the road.
The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series.
The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (David J. Phillip / AP)
In Game 7 of the World Series, no less.
Kendrick and Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Nationals overcame a two-run deficit, rocking the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night to win the first title in franchise history.
With all eyes on Max Scherzer and his remarkable recovery after a painkilling injection, these Nationals truly embraced their shot in the only Series when the road team won every game.
Even more against the odds: Juan Soto and Washington came from behind to win five elimination games this post-season, an unprecedented feat.
"What a story," said Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals' initial draft pick back in 2005.
"I hope D.C.'s ready for us to come home!"
World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, new lefty Patrick Corbin and the Nats brought the first World Series championship to the nation's capital since ol' Walter Johnson delivered the crown for the Senators in 1924.
The Nationals scored six runs in the last three innings to clinch their first World Series championship in franchise history! Max Scherzer, Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto led the way!